A friend was coming into town, so I decided to meet up with her and her family at Sugarholic Cafe. Their menu is quite extensive, and the photos are really helpful. But with so many selections, it was hard to figure out what to get.
The place is roomy that bright with natural light brightening the cafe from the large windows. With chic-like decor and slightly upscale, this is a great place to catch over with your girlfriends or for a date.
I had the Lunch Special which is any item on the special menu plus drink for $12.50. I had the N.1 Pasta with creamy masago (roe) and imitation crab meat and D.7 Caramel Milk Tea.
The tea was overly sweet. As a person who doesn’t put any sugar or sweetener in her tea, this was too much. I ended up not finishing it.
The Asian pasta on the other hand was very good. Nicely presented on a large plate. The addition of boiled eggs was nice and complemented the creamy sauce. Tasted really good. Love the texture of pasta spun with masago!
My friends ordered The Risotto with Chicken and an Americano lunch combo $12.50.
They also ordered a Takoyaki Nigiri $8.95 which was a bit pricey for 6 pieces with a side of shredded cabbage. However the takoyaki were topped with shrimp and octopus, so points for creativity. It tasted good too.
At last, they ordered dessert, Red Bean Matcha Honey Toast $10.95. This one took forever and ever to come out. I think by the time I asked them about it, the kitchen had forgotten about it. Toast with ice cream, whip cream, red beans and a raspberry on top can’t take that long! Anyways when it finally came out, you get a ‘wow’ from everybody.
Pros: looks pretty, not overly sweet, great to share
Cons: took forever, the individual pieces were hard and too big to eat in one bite, the toast could have used a bit of soaking or made more spongy, rather than dry and hard.
Overall, it was an pleasant dining experience. Good price for the lunch special. Service was ok. Parking is a nightmare in the mall, but that’s not Sugarholic’s fault. At the end, you can enjoy some shopping at Daiso.